Snapchat unveils new story search feature which is not copied by Facebook.
Snapchat has added a much needed and expected update to the Stories feature. The new update lets users search for Snapchat stories. Similar to any other internet search query, you simply type your query and Snapchat Stories will appear. If you type ‘cat’, you’d see Cat stories crop up on your feed. You can also hunt for events or specific locations.
If you’re concerned about privacy, then you don’t need to worry. Your stories stay private. This new search feature is applicable only to stories or snaps submitted to ‘Our Story’, the story submission feature created by Snapchat. Once you submit your snaps in Our Story, Snapchat might create a story out of them and they will be visible to anyone who searches for that particular story.
A post on the official Snapchat blog said the company has “built a new way to understand what’s happening in Snaps that are submitted to Our Story, and to create new Stories using advanced machine learning. The results have been amazing: you can search over one million unique Stories on Snapchat!
In addition to our professionally curated Stories, you can watch a local basketball game, check out the scene at your favorite bar, view your favorite Fashion Week shows, get inspired by a faraway place, or simply tap through a Story full of puppies — there’s a Story for everything!”